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http://thenutrientpath.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/death-by-antidepressant-tifani-cutty-1985-2011/

 

The FDA has placed a new warning label on Celexa, cautioning doctors that high doses could cause fatal heart complications. Indeed, Tifani’s first flatline experience occurred when her heart stopped in the middle of one night. The hospital physician on call could not believe she made it back to this world after so long in the next. Still, her antidepressant dose was maintained, as if the brain has not a single thing to do with the heart.

 

Yet recent studies confirm it: antidepressants up the risk of heart disease and stroke. We also hear that heart disease is the number-one killer of women. Add in the fact that more women than men take antidepressants. I’m just saying.

 

Tifani had no health insurance. The proper tests and follow up were not forthcoming. And the saddest waste of it all? Celexa manufacturer Forest Laboratories admits that studies show no benefit in treatment for depression when used at high doses. No wonder Tifani could never shake the dark cloud dogging her.

 

Then the autopsy report: Celexa toxicity. Her liver couldn’t handle the years on the drug, but who had ever tested that beleaguered organ, as they should have? Let’s be clear: the autopsy did not classify this tragedy a suicide–the finger pointed squarely at the drug. Yet the family has had trouble finding an attorney to take the case because the coroner will not commit to a firm cause-and-effect relationship.

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Oh, shudder. It doesn't get any worse than this.

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Here is an FDA notice: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm269086.htm

 

Does anyone know if there is also an issue with Lexapro, as that is a related drug?

 

Bub

2005 St John's Wort / 2006-2012 Lexapro 20mg, 2 failed attempts to stop, tapered over 4.5 months in early 2012

January 2013 started Sertraline, over time worked up to 100mg

July 2014 Sertraline dropped from 100mg to 75mg, held for six months, slower tapering until 2019 22 Dec 3.2mg

2020 Sertraline 19 Jan 3.1mg, 26 Jan 3.0mg; 1 Mar 2.9, 7 Mar 2.8, May (some drops here) 24 May 2.5, May 29 2.4, June 21 2.3, June 28 2.2mg,  July 4 2.1mg, July 24 (or maybe a bit before) 2mg, early Nov switched to home made suspension; 29 Nov 1.8mg; approx 25 Dec 1.6mg)

2021 Some time in about Jan/Feb realised my dosing was off and as probably on more like 1.8mg and possible mixing error in making suspension; doses after 10 Feb accurate; 10 Feb 1.6mg; 7 Mar 1.4

 

My thread here at SA: https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/1775-bubbles/page/17/

CurrentSertraline: 7 Mar 1.4mg / Armour Thyroid / endless allergy meds, erg

 

 

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Ah, I see my question about Lexapro is answered in the other thread.

Bub

2005 St John's Wort / 2006-2012 Lexapro 20mg, 2 failed attempts to stop, tapered over 4.5 months in early 2012

January 2013 started Sertraline, over time worked up to 100mg

July 2014 Sertraline dropped from 100mg to 75mg, held for six months, slower tapering until 2019 22 Dec 3.2mg

2020 Sertraline 19 Jan 3.1mg, 26 Jan 3.0mg; 1 Mar 2.9, 7 Mar 2.8, May (some drops here) 24 May 2.5, May 29 2.4, June 21 2.3, June 28 2.2mg,  July 4 2.1mg, July 24 (or maybe a bit before) 2mg, early Nov switched to home made suspension; 29 Nov 1.8mg; approx 25 Dec 1.6mg)

2021 Some time in about Jan/Feb realised my dosing was off and as probably on more like 1.8mg and possible mixing error in making suspension; doses after 10 Feb accurate; 10 Feb 1.6mg; 7 Mar 1.4

 

My thread here at SA: https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/1775-bubbles/page/17/

CurrentSertraline: 7 Mar 1.4mg / Armour Thyroid / endless allergy meds, erg

 

 

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